Sexual Health Education and Sport for Development

Thursday, November 11th, 2021, 1-2pm (CET)

This webinar brought activists, nonprofits, policymakers, and researchers from around the world together to discuss how they use sports for development to increase reproductive justice. We held space for a discussion of best practices and brainstorming of next steps around program design and policy development.

Learn from the different organizations who combine sexual health education with sports for development:

The Grassroot Project will explain their school programming in Washington D.C. and how they pair reproductive health information with sports for development.  

Slum Soccer, a FIFA-awarded Football for Development organization in India that uses football as a tool to educate, empower and provide opportunities to diverse and underprivileged communities throughout India, will discuss their programs around menstrual and sexual health.

Nayo, the Nancholi Youth Organization, will share learnings about combining sports leagues with the work of a rural hospital in Malawi fighting the spread of HIV, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.  

Sports Legal is working to bring the power of sports and law together to advance the sustainable development goals in Kenya. We will hear about targeted sports for development programs for girls and young women.

Learn strategies to push for sexual health education and gender equality in sport for development programs.

By combining sexual health education and sports for development, these organizations are providing a safe space for girls and women to take up public space and give them important information about their own bodies.


Mahima Barse, MBA

Head of the Menstrual Hygiene Management program
at Slum Soccer

Khayran Noor, LLM

Founder and CEO
at Sports Legal

Jane Wallis, MPH

Director of Programs and Operations
at Grassroots Project

George Nedi

Executive Director
at Nancholi Youth Organization